The Yellow Rose Of Texas

Album: single release (1955)
Charted: 2 1
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  • There's a yellow rose in Texas that I am gonna see
    Nobody else could miss her, not half as much as me
    She cried so when I left her, it like to broke my heart
    And if I ever find her we never more will part

    She's the sweetest little rosebud that Texas ever knew
    Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew
    You may talk about your Clementine and sing of Rosa Lee
    But the Yellow Rose of Texas is the only girl for me

    Where the Rio Grande is flowin', and starry skies are bright
    She walks along the river in the quiet summer night
    I know that she remembers when we parted long ago
    I promised to return and not to leave her so

    She's the sweetest little rosebud that Texas ever knew
    Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew
    You may talk about your Clementine and sing of Rosa Lee
    But the Yellow Rose of Texas is the only girl for me

    Oh, now I'm gonna find her, for my heart is full of woe
    We'll do the things together we did so long ago
    We'll play the banjo gaily, she'll love me like before
    And the Yellow Rose of Texas shall be mine forevermore

    She's the sweetest little rosebud that Texas ever knew
    Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew
    You may talk about your Clementine and sing of Rosa Lee
    But the Yellow Rose of Texas is the only girl for me

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Comments: 2

  • Elle from OhioLove these lyrics by Mitch Miller. This is the version my uncle sang to his wife.
  • M from Small Town WestThanks for the history. I get that songs like everything tend to evolve. But it saddens me that marching songs my ancestors sung have been twisted almost beyond recognition today. Cultural appropriation and political correctness are eating away at history.
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